Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Party at Hotel Verta

I went to a party to celebrate the new Hotel Verta in Battersea last night. This incredible venue has a helipad right next to it, complete with a discreet entrance for high flyers. The building and interior design reflect the hotel’s location and serve to evoke the ‘glamorous age of aviation.’ Each member of staff was both attentive and charming and the food was utterly delicious (we munched octopus and little quails egg tartlets). Oh it is a hard life I lead. Celebrity guests in attendance included Chris Eubank (looking dapper) and Italian chef Aldo Zilli. I’ll be telling you more about Verta very soon…


Saturday, 23 October 2010

What I wore for Britain's Next Top Model Live

Sorry about the sidewaysness of this pic! My dress (just seen) is from Asos, the boots are from Primark and my coat is by Phillip Lim (it starred in the Devil Wears Prada!). The glasses, as always, are Rayban

Friday, 22 October 2010

En Vogue Pics from Last Night at the Indigo 2

A bit off topic but seeing as the photo uploader is now working, here are the pics from En Vogue last night (I was right at the front as you can probably tell!)

Pictures from the Exhibition

Pics from the Britain's Next Top Model Show

Another Update - the Beauty Stands

I have just...

-Had a massage on the Elemis routemaster bus (a revitalising back massage - was brilliant!)
-Visited Naked Cosmetics, an incredible mineral make-up brand (more on this to follow)
-Had a fab manicure by LCBT (the London College of Beauty Therapy) with Bourjois products
-Visited Adee Phelan's salon and heard all about Studio 52 (definitely more on this to follow)

Dell at Britain's Next Top Model Live

Loving the laptop I'm writing on by the way, it has been made by Dell for Product Red (who I have written about previously). It has a pretty design on the back! I intend to get one after this...charitable and stylish! Woo hoo!

Britain's Next Top Model Live Update

Well, the photos still won't upload but I have looked around the exhibition and have visited lots of the stands. Models 1 has a sort of portable New Faces booth and (according to handsome Jo who works there) there have been lots of pretty model hopefuls through their doors already. Some of the beautiful girls from the show were hanging out when I was there.

Urban Outfitters are showcasing their latest wares and giving away rather delightful goody bags.

Max C has a stand here too which I am trying hard to resist (I am not supposed to be shopping at the moment).

Am currently sitting in the airstream and munching a rather delicious cupcake by G Desserts, a cupcake in a jar! I want all my food from a jar in future. Perhaps to be a baby again. I am swilling the sugar down with more sugar, a Tia Maria cocktail - wrong at 2.10? You decide.

It's fun here, sort of like a model-focussed version of The Clothes Show Live (comparisons are inevitable). There are lots of things to see, do and buy and most of the people here look like they could strut their stuff on any catwalk!

Next stop is another breeze around the exhibitions. I will gather lots of info and take lots more snaps to upload later.

The Britain's Next Top Model Live Show

Just saw the Britain's Next Top Model Live fashion show, the theme was ' Survival of the Fittest by Natural Selection' abnd it featured all of the contestants, more models, semi-naked hot male models, lots of dancing and singer Jessie J.

Unfortunately I am experiencing problems with uploading images (as is my new friend Abi from www.iamabimarvel.wordpress.com). Will have to upload them later, will try again soon.

In the meantime stay posted, I'm about to have a rove around the exhibition, will let you know what I find...

En Vogue Last Night at the Indigo 2

En Vogue were phenomenal. We all went wild for Don't Let Go and Free Your Mind! I touched Terry's hand!!!!

Pics to follow...


I am currently sitting in an airstream (a rather fancy version of a camper van, it seems) in London's Excel Centre. Britain's Next Top Model has launched and I am flattered to say that I am one of the event's official bloggers! I will updating throughout the day with all the fashion, beauty and shopping goss. Stay tuned...

Friday, 15 October 2010

Beauty Inspiration

I am obsessed with Illamasqua’s Alter Ego Gallery, it’s like beauty porn for the eyes!


Beauty Inspiration

I am obsessed with Illamasqua’s Alter Ego Gallery, it’s like beauty porn for the eyes!


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Beach Girl5 Asahi Rising Stars Cocktail Competition

Went along to the Asahi Rising Stars Cocktail Competition last night which was loads of fun. It was held at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel and was hosted by a rather risqué Patrick Kielty, it was interesting to see everyone mix the drinks live. We supped Moscow Mules and Asahi (obvs!) After the competition, the Beach Girl5 performed a rousing pop set. The girls really got the crowd going with their upbeat, energetic performance. Jenny Falconer and Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child both attended. Later on there was a DJ set by the Jezebel Sound System.

My Sole is Pink

I rarely need to be convinced to buy new shoes but this month there’s even more of a reason to! This October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to support the campaign of all things pink, my-wardrobe.com has paired up with chic Italian footwear designer Katia Lombardo to create a limited edition shoe with 20% of every sale going to the charity. The shoe is a new version of one of Lombardo’s classic designs; a peep-toe patent platform heel, with a unique pale pink sole created exclusively for this project.

Sarah Curran, founder and CEO of my-wardrobe.com says, “We are extremely proud to be involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the second year running. Our main aim is to raise awareness and support for such an important cause, whilst simultaneously providing the customer with a wardrobe essential that shows a subtle recognition for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.”

The Katia Lombardo shoe for Breakthrough Breast Cancer is available to buy online (for £245) exclusively at my-wardrobe.com. For more information, visit www.my-wardrobe.com.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Forks to Jewellery

Went to visit my friend Gemma last weekend and she was wearing this amazing jewellery – sterling silver cutlery twisted into rings and bracelets. Isn’t it fab? She bought the bracelet and the ring from a stall, ‘Forks to Jewellery’ in London’s Covent Garden,
www.coventgardenlondonuk.com. Each piece has a distinctive marking reflecting where it was made.

The stall is open Tuesday – Sunday. The nearest tube is Covent Garden.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

New Outfit

Loving New Look's latest collection - don't you think this would make a cool outfit with some lacy white ankle socks and tanned pins?

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Ooh I'm famous!

Got snapped by the Exsoteric (http://exsoteric.blogspot.com/2010/09/shady-lady-bianca-london.html) after the Mulberry presentation in Claridges. Isn't this blog lovely? The photos are really good quality.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

I'm Loving...

...these statement jewellery pieces by Ruby Browning, www.rubybrowning.co.uk

Monday, 4 October 2010

Total F$#*ing Losers

Sometimes I wish I was a little more daring. I received this letter from Mike Brown ahead of the strike today:

Dear Miss Pal,

I am writing to let you know that the RMT and TSSA unions have called a 24 hour strike on the Tube next week. If the strike goes ahead, there is likely to be disruption to Tube services from early evening on Sunday 3 October and throughout Monday 4 October.

We will keep as many stations open as possible and will run as many trains as we safely can. Please check before you travel to see how services are affected.

We expect all other TfL services, including London Overground, DLR and Tramlink, to run as normal, but they may be busier than usual. In addition, extra Bus and River services will be in operation. Cycling or walking may also be practical options for many.

For the latest information and help planning your journeys, visit tfl.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Mike Brown
Managing Director
London Underground

And immediately wrote this in a sarcasm-imbued fury:

Dear Mike,

It would be infinitely more practical if you refrained from striking again but thanks for the notice. I will prepare myself to place my face in multiple human crevices on Monday morning, I do so enjoy paying for this consistent service.

Kind regards,


Alas I did not have the balls to send it. It took me nearly three hours to get to work this morning and I am limbering up for a two hour walk home (I simply cannot face another bus or train).